About this Banjo
You get two full scales on the 24 Fret John Hartford Banjo and the added length of the neck moves the bridge to the center of the head giving a more rounded full bodied tone!
The 24 Fret John Hartford model – a new sound in a full bodied banjo that gives you two full scales up the fingerboard. This Hartford has a big round tone that is full bodied with great bass and sweet highs. With the -06- tone ring and 24 frets it has a more distinct bell like ring to it, with the Grenadillo tone ring it has a more woody ringing tone.
Both choices of tone ring give that distinct round and fruity John Hartford style of sound.
- Curly Maple with Walnut Stain
- Beautiful Steamboat Scroll Mother of Pearl Inlays
- Slender Deering Neck Shape
- Ebony Fingerboard, Bone Nut
- 24 Glued In Nickel Silver Frets
- Adjustable Truss Rod
- Deering Planetary Banjo Tuners
- Deering Geared 5th String Tuner
- White Binding with Black/White Trim
- -06- Deering 20 Hole Bell Bronze Tone Ring or Hartford Grenadilo Tone Ring
- Deering Premium Violin Grade 3-ply Maple Rim
- Brass Notched Tension Hoop
- 11″ Top Frosted Medium Crown Head
- 24 Round Hooks with ¼″ Hex Nuts
- One Piece Cast Zinc Flange
- 5/8″ Deering Maple/Ebony Bridge
- Deering True Tone Tailpiece
- Resonator: Curly Maple with Dark Walnut Stain
- Tapered Resonator Sides on the Inside for Projection of Tone
- White Binding with Black/White Trim
- Vintage Satin Finish
- Optional Pop-On Resonator
- Neck Width at the Nut 1 1/4″
- Scale Length Nut to Bridge 26 1/4″
- Resonator diameter 13 7/8″
- Overall Instrument Length 39″
- Weight Approx. 11 lbs ith the -06- Tone Ring and 9 lbs with the Hartford Grenadillo Tone Ring
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We can add these as a free service when you purchase a banjo from us. When you add this banjo to your cart just select that you want the capos. What is this? When you use a standard capo on your banjo fretboard, fretting strings 1 through 4, you’ll need to capo the 5th string separately. The 5th string starts at the 5th fret. If your standard capo is on the 2nd fret, you also need to capo the 5th string two frets higher, at the 7th fret. We recommend installing railroad spike capos on frets 7 and 9 (A and B). We install them on the fretboard just under the 5th string, an idea that was developed and used by Earl Scruggs himself. We use them, and so do most of the professional players we know. When you’re playing, you don’t really notice the spikes because they’re out of the way, but they’re always there when you need them. Simply slide the 5th string under the spike. When you’re done, slide it out.